“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

-Norman Vincent Peale

Berlin, Maryland is known for the events that are thrown year round, especially events that appeal to all ages. As you know from past articles that Shorebread has produced, the change of seasons in Berlin is truly one of a kind, it’s a magical experience that only America’s Coolest Small Town can provide. The events range from Christmas Parades to a HUGE New Year’s Eve ball drop and everyone’s invited! Trust us… you can’t beat the wonderful holiday feeling that walking down Main Street evokes with the twinkly lights, holiday windows, and Christmas cheer. It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas Tree Lighting: Friday, November 28th … 5:30PM

Come enjoy the start of the holiday season in our favorite charming town of Berlin. With refreshments, hot chocolate and yummy warm food from the Atlantic Hotel, this event is sure to not disappoint!

Holiday Arts Night: Friday, November 28th… 6-9PM

As soon as the tree is glowing Holiday Arts Night begins. The evening will feature different artists to be showcased throughout the stores and restaurants downtown as well as various street venders until 9:00pm. Holiday music will fill the air featuring Moonstruck and Delmarva Chorus caroling throughout Main Street. A new addition to the event this year will be Erik Cantine, a local ice sculptor. He will be doing a live holiday themed carving right on Main Street from 6:00-9:00pm. The piece will be carved out of 1,500 lbs. of ice, courtesy of Ocean Downs.

Christmas Parade: Thursday, December 4th… 7PM

It’s a holiday tradition that area locals have been doing since they could walk; the Berlin Christmas Parade truly is one of a kind. The parade will commence at the Berlin Fire Company on North Main Street and conclude at the corner of Tripoli Street and South Main Street. Local businesses, school programs, organizations, sports teams, and bands will march down Main Street as a group on their home-made floats.

Reindeer Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run: Saturday, December 6th… 9AM

Join competitive and recreational fitness fans for a 5K or 1 mile run/walk along the festive streets of Berlin, MD. This family-friendly event includes food, drinks, a bake sale and Santa. All registered participants will receive a swag bag and a long sleeved t shirt. Participants are encouraged to wear festive Christmas outfits, as there will be awards for most Christmas spirit.

2nd Friday Art Stroll: Friday, December 12th… 5-8PM

Come stroll the town as it’s lit up and decorated for the holiday season. Get lost in Berlin while meeting local artists, browsing unique shops, eating delicious food in the restaurants and bars and see the Christmas tree set up in front of the Atlantic Hotel.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop: Wednesday, December 31st… 10PM-12:30AM

Berlin transforms into a miniature version of Times Square with dancing in the streets, music, fabulous food, refreshments and plenty of entertainment. Count down the New Year with a ball drop at midnight. The festivities will take place at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street. Horse and carriage rides will be available for a romantic tour of holiday decorations and lights starting at 8 P.M.

See you in Berlin!